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(Evelyn) John St Loe Strachey

(1901-1963), Socialist theorist and politician, Secretary of State for War

Sitter in 14 portraits
Son of John St Loe Strachey and a left-wing intellectual, Strachey was an author and leading light of the Left Book Club. Previously a member of the Communist Party, before serving as Minister of Food under Attlee in 1946. In this post he was responsible for introducing the hated bread ration in the same year.

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John Strachey, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(343a)

John Strachey

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1945-1950
NPG 4529(343a)

John Strachey, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(344)

John Strachey

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1945-1950
NPG 4529(344)

John Strachey, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(342)

John Strachey

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1949 or before
NPG 4529(342)

John Strachey, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(343)

John Strachey

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1949 or before
NPG 4529(343)

John Strachey, by Sir David Low - NPG 4567

John Strachey

by Sir David Low
chalk, 1949 or before
NPG 4567

Julian with Garsington visitors, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141277

Julian with Garsington visitors

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1922
NPG Ax141277

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax141359

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1922
NPG Ax141359

John Strachey, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141547

John Strachey

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1924
NPG Ax141547

(Evelyn) John St Loe Strachey, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x185519

(Evelyn) John St Loe Strachey

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1 May 1947
NPG x185519

(Evelyn) John St Loe Strachey, by Walter Bird - NPG x185520

(Evelyn) John St Loe Strachey

by Walter Bird
bromide print, February 1959
NPG x185520

(Evelyn) John St Loe Strachey, after Sir David Low - NPG D43339

(Evelyn) John St Loe Strachey

after Sir David Low
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 16 July 1949
NPG D43339

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(Evelyn) John St Loe Strachey

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1945
NPG x92039

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(Evelyn) John St Loe Strachey

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, 1 May 1947
NPG x188696

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(Evelyn) John St Loe Strachey

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, 1 May 1947
NPG x188697

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